Tuesday, October 19, 2004

My Brief Comments on the New Film: "Quiet Storm"

NOTE: My Brief Comments on the New Film: "Quiet Storm"

"Quiet Storm" is one of the few recent Black feature films that is explicitly political. How far will a small group of seriously determined Brothas from Africa and the Diaspora go to help jumpstart real PanAfrican economic and social development? Is protracted mass organizing in this era of US global rule an obsolete concept and "guerrilla surgical military and economic strikes" at the Empire's key institutions and its families the new "revolutionary answer?" Is the late Black Panther Party leader Huey Newton's concept of "Revolutionary Suicide" finally an acceptable and necessary part of our struggle for PanAfrican Liberation?

Many will not agree with some of the strategies and tactics worked out in this film. But, we will definately be discussing this film like Sistas & Brothas discussed "The Battle for Algiers" and "The Spook Who Sat By The Door" some 30+ years ago. It will be a positive politicizing experience BECAUSE it will provoke discussions and reveal to the less politically aware viewer some serious lessons in imperialism's plunder of Africa and the Diaspora.

"Quiet Storm" is a must-see flick... but be prepared to sit thru a long but worthwhile movie for the discussion.

We also need to help get the film shown thruout the nation and help raise the $3million it cost Brotha Shango (and others) to make "Quiet Storm."

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